Osman IIsechbehenter Kaiser der Türken im Jahre 1618.
Engraving with very large margins. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Glued to backing sheet.
Osman II (1604-22), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1618, aged 14. In 1621 he led the Ottoman army into Poland, but after losing the Battle of Khotyn he was forced to withdraw. He blamed his defeat on the Janissairies: his attempts to curtail their power led to a revolt in which Osman was strangled with a bowstring. The portrait is taken from a Turkish-school painting. Published in Demetrius Cantemir's 'History of the Growth and Decay of the Othman Empire'.
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